Tuesday, October 4, 2016

Starting From the Same Place

I met Tina Walker and her sister Tracy Albrechtson Kreuger in Taos at a workshop and learned right away I was sitting next to two impressive artists.
Both had a way of using spare bits of stuff and concocting beauty.
After returning home to Oregon we stayed in touch and I got in on some great artist collaborations.
In one of them, Tina sent out kits of materials to several (!) people, including me.
Each kit had the same things in it and we had to use them all in a project.
Today was the day to unveil the results.
I used my materials to make a book and ended up stamping scraps of cloth (included in the kit) with names of departed loved ones. What can I say? It wasn't a melancholy memory trip, but more of a joyous one.
Thank you, Tina, for providing this opportunity.

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

When Things Go Well

NOT MUCH feels as good as "things" going well. Plans made, plans realized. Deadlines made, deadines met. People entertained, people enchanted, people having fun.
We recently held a masquerade party at Valley Art Gallery and it was great.
3 Leg Torso played for us and we had wonderful food and wine and fun. Surrounded by the art in the gallery, the tango, klezmer, world music was terrific. What a setting!
Valley Art continues to celebrate its 50th anniversary this year with more fundraisers and more fun.
The gallery is at 2022 Main St., Forest Grove, OR 97116.